OAUG eNews

January 2017


President's Corner: On-Premises Customers Need A Strong Voice, Too!


Welcome to the New Year! I am looking forward to serving you this year as the OAUG president and having the opportunity to talk with you each month through this forum. Please feel free to reach out and let me know what topics you would like to see discussed.

Throughout much of last year, we were hearing that customers remaining with their on-premises applications (while establishing or implementing their cloud strategies) were not sure where to turn for sales and licensing assistance.

We shared that feedback with Oracle and were able to identify the proper channels of communication for customers who may wish to add modules to their on-premises product footprint. We then communicated that important information back to OAUG members. If you missed it, use your OAUG member login to read “Q&A with Oracle EBS On-Premises Sales” in the winter 2016 OAUG Insight magazine or log in to download the PDF copy of the article.

The OAUG has always acted on behalf of OAUG members to express wishes and concerns to Oracle and provide updates and responses in return. Today, the OAUG plays a crucial role in helping members stay informed across the entire Oracle Applications lifecycle – providing resources to help you evaluate and implement options for cloud, on-premises and hybrid environments. The 2017 OAUG Board of Directors and I are committed to sustaining the OAUG’s strong and influential voice to Oracle. Again, please don’t hesitate to let me know what’s on your mind and how the OAUG can advocate for you.

Alyssa Johnson, OAUG President 
Twitter: @alyssaEBS

Make This Year Matter. Participate in COLLABORATE 17.

You’ve got organizational and professional goals for 2017, now take action to achieve them! Participate in COLLABORATE 17: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community, April 2-6, at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. For one exciting week, the Oracle user community comes together face to face to share and learn from actual experiences through sessions, panels and networking.

Now is the perfect time to search the detailed agenda and find the education sessions you need to answer your Oracle Applications questions (on-premises vs. cloud challenges, anyone?). Then make your plans, get approved, reserve your hotel and register — as rates are at their very lowest for several more weeks. Learn more and register.

More about COLLABORATE 17


OAUG Insight Magazine

GEN 2015 OAUG Insight Winter 2016 FIN COVEROAUG Insight magazine features practical articles on implementation techniques, case studies and more in each quarterly issue. Don't miss these great articles in the winter 2016 issue.

  • Taming Oracle EBS R12.X Accrual Reconciliation Load.
    * Preview this article in a short OAUG Pro Tips video
  • Success with Oracle Cloud Financials.
  • Comprehensive E-Business Suite Monitoring and Notification.
  • Q&A with Oracle EBS On-Premises Sales.

OAUG Insight magazine is available exclusively to employees of OAUG member organizations and Individual User members. If you or your organization are not yet OAUG members, find out more about why OAUG membership is right for you. 

Why Choose OAUG Membership?

If you’re not a member yet, join online or contact the OAUG membership staff at +1 404.240-0897 or for assistance.

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“We were able to take our accrual reconciliation load program from a 30-hour average down to less than two hours.”
Joshua Johnson, Simmons Foods

Get the details in “Taming Oracle EBS R12.X Accrual Reconciliation Load” in OAUG Insight magazine.

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Welcome New Members
The OAUG would like to welcome the new members who joined in December:

  • ERP Risk Advisors
  • Grace Ann Wallace
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  • Russ Story
  • Sterling Payment Technologies
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Oracle News

Modern Supply Chain Experience 2017

February 13-15, 2017
San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA

Attend the fifth annual Modern Supply Chain Experience, presented by Oracle, and learn about innovations, best practices and strategies to modernize your supply chain for a strategic advantage. Designed specifically for business leaders who are responsible for end-to-end supply chain solutions and for supply chain professionals who have a focused supply chain expertise. This is the place to get expert advice from industry leaders, network with your peers and hear from customers who have either made or are making the transition to the cloud. Register now and save $100 off the current rate with discount code 2017OAUG.

Oracle Applications User Experience

CloudMovesTV caught up with Jeremy Ashley, group vice president of the Oracle Applications User Experience team, in November at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, for an interview about how technology is influencing the user experience and what Oracle is doing about it. For a more personal perspective on the Web Summit, as well as a bit about the debate Jeremy took part in on whether the customer is always right, read OAUX team member Karen Scipi’s post about her time at the Web Summit on the Oracle Usable Apps in the Cloud blog, Front and Center: The User Experience.

OAUG eLearning

OAUG eLearning provides free live and recorded educational webinars for OAUG members. Members of the OAUG can attend upcoming webinars or access hundreds of recorded eLearning sessions any time through the OAUG eLearning Archive. Register for an upcoming webinar: 

Vendor Awareness Sessions

The OAUG is accepting applications from the Associate member community for Vendor Awareness Sessions in 2017. The interactive webcast sessions provide information about a variety of products and services that complement Oracle Applications. If your company is interested in hosting a session, please contact JC Sandel

OAUG Conference and Event Updates

#C17LV Tips

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The energy and positivity at COLLABORATE 17 are unbeatable. Everyone is there to help each other learn and succeed with their Oracle Applications. We don’t want you to miss this experience, so here are some tips on getting the best deal to attend:

  1. Reserve your room in an official COLLABORATE hotel by Tuesday, January 31. Rates go up February 1. (Plus, when you stay in one of our hotels, you can deduct $200 from your conference registration.)
  2. Need approval to attend? Build an agenda and present it to your leadership with these justification tools.
  3. Prior to registering for the conference, check to be sure your OAUG membership is current. The absolute lowest conference rates are for OAUG members. Join today.
  4. Bring colleagues. The rates for groups of four or more from one organization are unbeatable. 

Get the COLLABORATE 17 details

Modern Supply Chain Experience 2017

February 13-15, 2017
San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA

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User Community News

geo sig logoOAUG Geos and SIGs offer news from Oracle and educational opportunities all year long! To find your Geo or SIG, visit the OAUG’s User Communities page. Stay up to date on upcoming educational webinars, conference calls and face-to-face events on the Upcoming Events and Live Webinars page.